West Virginia just declared a State of Emergency after up-to 5,000 gallons of a poisonous chemical, 4-Methylcyclohexane Methanol, used for processing coal, was leaked into the water supply of 300,000 West Virginians. According to Reuters, over 700 people have called poison control lines with symptoms, and 70 have showed up at emergency rooms. Residents have been warned against using the water for drinking, bathing or anything short of flushing the toilet.
Back here in Ohio, John Kasich continues to purge Ohio EPA officials who oversee water quality in Ohio, likely at the behest of the coal industry.
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